Tom Coughlin pulls out of Eagles search


Tom Coughlin will not be the next head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Coughlin is withdrawing his name from consideration for the Eagles job. Schefter reports that it’s not the right fit.

The question is whether Coughlin decided on his own that it’s not the right fit, or whether Coughlin decided it’s not the right fit only when he realized that the Eagles are planning to hire someone else. Coughlin and the Giants also spun his departure from the Giants as a resignation, even though it is clear that the Giants’ ownership nudged him out.

The Eagles have also interviewed Doug Pederson, Pat Shurmur and Duce Staley for their coaching vacancy. It is unknown whether they plan any other interviews.